"Scamera" assignment
Professor Terry Towery
 
 
The goal of this assignment is to create work that utilizes the scanner as a camera. You should begin to think of the scanner as a direct extension of the photographic process and consider many items for direct scanning. There are almost infinite possibilities here.

Requirements:
- Create at least 5 different collages
- No photographs allowed
- create collages directly on the scanner or
- scan elements individually and utilize layers and selections to create collages

tip: Different flatbed scanners have widely differing amounts of depth of field. experiment with different scanners until you find the one that suits you best.

inspirations:
Maggietaylor.com
John Heartfield
Uelsmann
dada
surrealism
picasso
suggestions:
Whatever you might make photograms of
organic items
handmade papers
jewelry
lace
cloth
fall leaves
small toys
body parts
translucent objects eg; Fishnet stockings, plastic toys
think about the background - you can lay colth or paper behind the objects you scan.
consider lighting the objects while they are on the scanner bed
consider moving the objects while being scanned
tools suggestions:
Magentic lasso and pen
extract command
change the blending modes of layers
patterns